Alcohol and Alzheimer’s – OK to Drink But Like Everything in Moderation Leave it to German researchers to conduct a study where they found that elderly adults who consume about two alcoholic beverages per day are at a significantly lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia than non-drinkers. Alcohol and Alzheimer’s – who knew? Researchers said that study subjects were 30% less likely to develop dementia, and 40% less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. The study sampled 3,200 German seniors aged 75 and older. At the start of the study, none of the participants had dementia. Over the course of three years, participants were occasionally interviewed about their drinking habits and evaluated for signs of dementia. During that time, 217 participants were diagnosed with some form of dementia. Researchers surmised that older men and women who drink alcohol sensibly in old age also have a healthier lifestyle in terms of physical, dietary, and mental perspectives. The study was published in the journal Age and Aging. So is it really the drinking or the fact that responsible adults take better care of themselves. I’m going with the drinking!!!!